Behara in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

Every people group has a story. When we are gathered around God’s throne in heaven, we’ll get to hear each and every one of those stories. But for now, the Muslim Behara living in Bangladesh have no story. There is almost no information about this mysterious people group.


Ministry Obstacles

We do know that the Behara live in rural areas and are followers of Islam. Though they are not part of the Hindu caste system, they have low status. Thus they are under bondage both to false religion and the false belief that they have little worth in the eyes of God or man.


Outreach Ideas

The Bible is available in their language in audio and online formats, so they can encounter and respond to God’s Word. There is always a need for those who will use the local culture’s music and drama forms to present the life of Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ


Pray for the Entire People Group

Ask the Lord to write His story of the Behara people and that they will embrace it and make it their story as well.
Pray for them to realize that they were created to worship Him, and for them to joyfully do so.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to sweep through this people group, drawing them into His Kingdom, family by family.


Scripture Prayers for the Behara in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Behara
People Name in Country Behara
World Population 60,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baharia; Kadman; बहरा
People ID 16370
ROP3 Code 111512
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Khulna
47,000
Dhaka
3,300
Chittagong
2,000
Rangpur
1,000
Rajshahi
800
Barisal
800
Sylhet
600
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Khulna 47,000
  Dhaka 3,300
  Chittagong 2,000
  Rangpur 1,000
  Rajshahi 800
  Barisal 800
  Sylhet 600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (49,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
700
Sylheti
500
Primary Language Bengali (49,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 700
  Sylheti 500
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1832-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Abdullah Al Mamun 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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